The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer is widely recognised as the world’s most successful multilateral environmental agreement and in 2016 it made history yet again with the adoption of the Kigali Amendment which will avoid almost a half a degree of warming by the end of the century
Parties to the Montreal Protocol have adopted an historic global agreement mandating controls on hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) consumption and production after eight years of protracted negotiations. The Kigali Amendment will avoid more than 70 billion tonnes of CO2-equivalent HFC emissions
The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has released a new Resolution on Refrigeration that demonstrates commitment of 400 companies to swiftly phase down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). This is a very positive announcment and gives Montreal Protocol negotiators confidence that the global business community supports HFC phase down.
We make the case that The Montreal Protocol, via agreement of a robust Kigali Amendment, has a golden opportunity and an obligation to contribute to global climate change commitments with concrete action to phase down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and replace them with energy-efficient, climate-friendly alternatives